Alongside their weekly training, The Lowry's Centre for Advanced Training students are very fortunate to work with some of the best national and international companies that visit The Lowry every year.
During weekend intensives and week long residencies, the students learn new skills and techniques from a varied range of disciplines, and during the year they are also invited to represent The Lowry in a number of exciting projects.
Unsung Heros Project - Salfords Quays - Image:Ben Blackall

So far the students on the CAT scheme have had the opportunity to work with the following artists, companies, projects and performances:
Whitworth Art Gallery/Anne Wilson

Walking the Warp- Whitworth Art Gallery/Anne Wilson

Wilson’s movement performance Walking the Warp Manchester was staged on February 25, 2012 at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester within the exhibition COTTON: Global Threads. Working with composer Shawn Decker, collaborating choreographer Bridget Fiske, 21 dancers from The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance, and textile students from Manchester Metropolitan University, Wilson choreographed accumulations of repetitive movements relating to the weaving process.

The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training - 'Unlocking Salford Quays' from NorthWestDance on Vimeo.

Wayne Sables Project/Unlocking Salford Quays

This film was created in response to The Lowry's Heritage Lottery Funded Project 'Unlocking Salford Quays' which explored the history and regeneration of Salford Docks and collected stories from workers, residents and community groups, past and present. The video 'Moving Stories' was created by the Wayne Sables Project.

The Royal Opera House - 'Hot House'

Hot House, was a new commission by composer Julian Grant and librettist Stephen Plaice, delving into the history of the Royal Opera House and its creative spirit. Under the artistic direction of a creative team headed by Gareth Malone (from BBC ’s ‘The Choir’ and ‘Military Wives’), the production was staged and performed by CAT Students from The Lowry and Dance East, the ROH Youth Opera Company, The Youth Halle and young designers.